I love to travel… but I hate to be away from my guitar(s).
Three years ago my wife and I were making plans to visit Australia for 2 weeks. While I was excited to see the land down under, I was depressed thinking about spending 2 weeks without a guitar…
I had heard the horror stories of people who trusted their guitars to the airline baggage handlers only to arrive at their destination and recover their beloved axe with a broken neck.
I vowed to myself — that would never happen to me.
As for me, (and most guitar players who are honest with themselves), airline travel presents a dichotomy that must be resolved before the trip can be enjoyed.
Just how do you keep up with your guitar playing when a trip requires airline travel?
Everything changed when I discovered the Traveler Escape EG-1.
The Escape EG-1 is the most sophisticated travel guitar you’ve ever played! It includes an onboard Pocket RockIt headphone amp with distortion & clean tones so you can plug your headphones directly into the guitar and rock out anytime, anywhere.
The Escape EG-1 has traditional guitar features like an American Hard Maple neck with an ebonized rosewood fretboard. With a full-size humbucker pickup, full 25-1/2 inch scale, and 22 jumbo frets, you almost forget that you are playing a travel guitar. It’s sounds (and feels) that good.
The guitar comes with a very cool-looking padded gig bag that will fit in any overhead compartment.
Traveler Escape EG-1 Travel Electric Guitar Features:
* Full 25-1/2″ scale
* 5 pounds light and only 29-1/4″ long
* Built-in Pocket RockIt headphone amp with distortion and clean tones
* Fits in airline overhead compartments
* Alder body
* American hard maple neck
* Fretboard: Ebonized rosewood
* 22 jumbo frets
I will be taking another trip this week and my trusty EG-1 will be slung over my shoulder as I board the plane. My EG-1 has been all over the United States, Mexico, France, Germany, Austria and Australia. Next to my wife, it is my favorite travel companion. No worries!
A new version of the Traveler Escape Guitar, the EG-2, will be released soon. It sports a double-cutaway strat-like design with an input jack for your music file player so you can jam along to your favorite tracks through the guitar’s headphones!
(One last thing… I will be traveling this week and the posting to the blog will be minimal)